I went on a bicycle tour along the Coastline of Throgs Neck in the Bronx and made some Street Photographs on my way. Starting from Cherry Tree Point i headed South along Shore Drive and Clarence Avenue. After driving along the concrete beach of the Edgewater Park Co-Op Colony I stopped and talked to Skip, a resident who is living over 40 years in his house right next to the quiet waters of the East River. I left the Park of Edgewater, crossed the Cross Bronx Expressway and headed further South towards Locust Point to find out that it is neither possible to cycle nor walk over the Throggs Neck Bridge. After visiting Locust Point I drove along Pennyfield Avenue and stopped for a delicious slice of Sicilian Pizza at Filomena´s. Just on the opposite site I discovered the quietly Silver Beach Gardens. Here I rested a bit and enjoyed the panoramic views over the East River. Heading back home I found about the secret twin Avenues dedicated to Miles & Davis :p
Park of Edgewater Service Car - Exif Data: 1/200sec - f/5.6 - ISO-100
17 thoughts on “Coastline Tour around Throgs Neck in the Bronx”
My grandmother was one of the very first to move into the projects, when there was only 3 bldgs and the cemetery was a swamp. It was a gift and a curse living there bc nobody had ever heard about it, but commuting was a burden with having to catch a bus and connect to a train. Projects always get a bad rep but TN was a very safe area and I had to tell people it’s not like the other developments. TN will always be my home, all my family that I connect to my memories have all passed on.My dad was s street court legend It’s become a totally different area. I’m still upset about the Interboro movie theater closing like 30 yrs ago.
I live and work along the Shore Line of Throgs Neck. The New Ferry is here at Ferry Point Park it will bring more value to our community! Realtor – Millie Valentin
I also grew up in the projects 555 Calhoun Ave back in the 60’s. It was truly a community where everyone knew each other. Mary’s was the store where we got our penny candy. I went to PS 72 then on to JHS 101. I wish life was a sweet and simple as it was back then.
I lived on Swinton Avenue and Schley, where there was a health clinic station next to us. I remember going to the laundromat with my mother and siblings down the shelter ramp where you would go if there was a raid. There would be practice drills in the event. It was concrete and we would play ball against the walls. There was an extractor that you used to wring the water out of your clothes and then put them into a dryer.
Marys was the store everyone went to and if you had no money or was short, she would keep a ledger of what you owed. There never was a problem.
Used to live in the area. loved the fotos
Throgs Neck is a hidden gem. I just recently moved after 30 years, and was fortunate to live in both Silver Beach and Country Club (the most beautiful of all of TNs small communities) in homes on the water – as close to paradise as one could ever come in the Bronx!
Grew up in Throggs Neck in 1952 I was 2yrs.old went to Saint Francis DeChantel Catholic school my sisters were Baptized at the Church my children were Baptized at the same church it looks nothing like where I grew up my mother is laid to Rest at Saint Raymond’s Catholic Cemetery when I was growing up there it was beautiful it looks so depressing like no one even tried to keep it looking like a little bit of living upstate New York I remember the summertime was fantastic it just looks unkept maybe the people now don’t have the same feel that I do. Even though I have been gone from my childhood and early adult years I still can remember and see through pictures how Throggs Neck really looked I will always love those times. It was like living in the country but really living in city. I question you had to be there. Best time of my life. I am 72yrs young. My children still talk about growing up there my nieces and nephews it was wonder. Linda
It was great to live there for white people. Not for none white people. Any way, Arthur Are.was the best place.
Are you a non white person who grew up in Throggs Neck?
Can you please elaborate on this comment?
FACTZ that’s tha part they Left out
Maria what exactly do you mean ?
My family and I moved to TN in 1971, I was 9. Although the area was incomplete, I enjoyed watching as it came to life, as people moved in, the friends I made, the newness of it all. I went to PS 72, JHS 101, then Herbert H. Lehman HS. I remember the 2 fare zone, the Harding & Davis bus #42 dropped us off directly across the street from where we lived at 560 Balcom Ave. Memories of those breakdancing in the park, the music, parties I attended, Finast Supermarket where we shopped, Mary’s candy & grocery, Zenith, Interboro and Whitestone theaters, how the cemetery grew with those who passed on, the list goes on. I have many bitter And sweet memories of living there, those were the days I’ll never forget, when life with simpler.
I’m sorry but exactly what does that comment suppose to mean? Sounds a little racist to me. How was this comment allowed.
Wonderful photo essay. Thank you. I’ve lived in the Bronx for 10 years now, and I had no idea there was any other beach front area, besides Orchard Beach.
Thanks for looking Tammy. I included some more photos of my tour. The silver beach seemed much nicer compared to orchard but it was marked as private.
Hello! Need to know more about TN…would like to purchase a condo there in the future…Thank you!!!